Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Jan. 10, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Jan. 15. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
1) Google smartphone teardown reveals few surprises On Monday we discussed a teardown of the Nexus One conducted by iSuppli Corp. Qualcomm gets to supply the baseband processor.
2) What was hot, cold and in-between at CES On Tuesday Rick Merritt and Junko Yoshida posted their own teardown of the Consumer Electronics Show.
3) Analyst: Intel may acquire FPGA company On Wednesday we reported that Christopher Danely, an analyst with JP Morgan Securities Inc., said in a report that Intel could make a major acquisition of an FPGA company in 2010.
4) GlobalFoundries readies tool orders, swallows Chartered On Tuesday Mark LaPedus was up at Half Moon Bay from where he reported Norm Armour, vice president and general manager for Fab 2 saying that the company will shortly begin to evaluate equipment vendors for its new 300-mm fab in upstate New York.
5) A dozen companies to watch in the IPO landscape We provided a list of a baker's dozen companies that could be eyeing an IPO over the next year to 18 months. The first eight were provided by the Global Semiconductor Alliance industry organization, four were thrown in by EE Times and the thirteenth came from a reader contributing by way of the EE Times Forum.